Straits of Florida from west end of Seven Mile Bridge to south of Halfmoon Shoal out 20 to 60 NM Marine Forecast
|Tonight...East To Southeast Winds Near 10 Knots. Seas 1 To 2 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Monday...East To Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas 2 To 3 Feet. Widespread Showers And Scattered Thunderstorms.|
|Monday Night...Tropical Storm Conditions Possible. East To Southeast Winds Near 20 Knots, Increasing To 20 To 25 Knots. Seas 3 To 5 Feet, Building To 5 To 8 Feet. Widespread Showers And Scattered Thunderstorms.|
|Tuesday...Tropical Storm Conditions Possible. Southeast Winds 25 To 30 Knots, Increasing To 30 To 40 Knots. Seas Building To 7 To 14 Feet. Widespread Showers And Scattered Thunderstorms.|
|Tuesday Night...Hurricane Conditions Possible. Southeast To South Winds 35 To 45 Knots, Decreasing To 25 To 35 Knots. Seas Building To 10 To 20 Feet. Widespread Showers And Scattered Thunderstorms.|
|Wednesday...Hurricane Conditions Possible. Numerous Showers And Scattered Thunderstorms.|
|Wednesday Night...Tropical Storm Conditions Possible. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Thursday...Tropical Storm Conditions Possible.|
|Thursday Night...Southwest To West Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Seas Subsiding To 4 To 9 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Friday...Southwest To West Winds Near 10 Knots. Seas Subsiding To 3 To 8 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
|Friday Night...Northeast To East Winds 5 To 10 Knots, Becoming East To Southeast And Increasing To Near 10 Knots. Seas Subsiding To 2 To 5 Feet. Scattered Showers And Isolated Thunderstorms.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Key West FL
646pm EDT Sunday September 25 2022
Issued at 645pm EDT Sunday September 25 2022 A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the nearshore and offshore waters along and west of the Lower Keys, including the Gulf waters, western Hawk Channel, and the western Straits of Florida. A Coastal Flood Watch is also in effect, with current coastal flooding and high tides likely to be exacerbated by he passage of potential Major Hurricane Ian on Tuesday and Wednesday.
From synopsis, light to gentle east to southeast breezes will gradually freshen tonight through Monday morning, and then steadily freshen Monday afternoon through Monday night, as Tropical Storm Ian approaches western Cuba. Tropical Storm Ian is forecast to rapidly strengthen into a hurricane over the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Monday, then becoming a major hurricane as it reaches the southeastern Gulf of Mexico west of the Florida Peninsula by late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. While the center of Ian is expected to remain west of the Florida Keys coastal waters, hazardous marine conditions are expected beginning Monday evening. Hazardous seas will likely continue through at least Friday night for the western marine zones, including the Dry Tortugas. Mariners should continue to monitor the latest information provided by the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service office in Key West.
NOAA Key West FL Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
FL...Coastal Flood Advisory until 5pm EDT Monday for FLZ076.